Category: Resources

  • My Secret Bully Lesson Plan Activities

    My Secret Bully Lesson Plan Activities

    I am super excited to release the first in a series of bullying activities that complement Trudy Ludwig’s bullying books!  My Secret Bully is one of my favorite bullying books. I’m looking forward to using most of the bullying activities during my small friendship groups, but I definitely plan on using the Friendship Bullying Survey…

  • 5 Substance Abuse Infographics

    5 Substance Abuse Infographics

    Infographics are a fantastic way to show a large amount of data (information) in an “easily digestible” format. I have had a lot of success using substance abuse infographics with my preteen/teen clients and their families. Infographics that are visually appealing draw the viewers into the information and provides a context for counseling or consultation sessions.…

  • 10 Favorite Elementary Counseling Resources

    10 Favorite Elementary Counseling Resources

    One of my favorite things about my school counseling internship was our monthly elementary counseling meetings. We would get together and share what was going on, get advice about the challenges we were facing, and share strategies with one another. The six of us each brought in one cool thing we were doing/using in our…

  • Free Anger Management Printable Activity

    Free Anger Management Printable Activity

    Anger management can be difficult for many children. Engaging students in a hands-on activity is a great way to redirect their focus. Coloring and cutting out the following Anger Gage is a productive diversion that allows the child to validate how they are feeling, as well as determine the intensity of their anger.  Typically, I…

  • Free Summer Learning Resources to Prevent the Summer Slide

    Although this time of year is EXTREMELY hectic for educators, we can’t help but worry about the “summer slide” and how much our students will retain/learn over the summer. This post is a collection of easily accessible resources that can help improve retention and reduce the summer slide. Educational Websites: Here is the list I…

  • 4 Great Books About Manners

    4 Great Books About Manners

    Using books about manners is a fantastic way to help children and adolescents develop and maintain appropriate social skills. Books about manners can be used to introduce different types of manners, establish expectations, and discuss appropriate/inappropriate behavior(s). Here are a few of my favorite books about manners: Manners by Aliki Why I like this book about manners: I really…

  • Social Skills: Friendship Intervention Unit

    Social Skills: Friendship Intervention Unit

    Just a quick post to let everyone know about my new social skills/ problem-solving unit at Teachers Pay Teachers during my sale! Images are Clickable     The purpose of this unit is to help children solve friendship problems and understand the meaning of a true friend. 21 pages of reproducible worksheets and activities. 2 page…

  • Relational Aggression: K-12 Lesson Plans

    Relational Aggression: K-12 Lesson Plans

    Welcome to post #3 in my series about relational aggression. You can find the first post here and post #2 on how to spot friendship bullying here. In my last post, I mentioned the importance of teaching children how their behavior affects other people. In this blog post,  I will introduce you to a wonderful…

  • 11 Awesome Behavior Management Resources

    11 Awesome Behavior Management Resources

    When it comes to behavior management, the saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” couldn’t be truer! We all know the importance of setting up expectations (and boundaries those first few days. A lot of time and effort is spent on setting up our routines in September and October. Students who struggle…

  • ADHD Infographic

    Need a good visual to help explain ADHD? I found this awesome infographic from North Shore Pediatric Therapy. ADHD infographic Infographics are a wonderful way to provide a large amount of information. They are far more pleasing to the eye than a (boring) article or handout. Structure of the infographic can be used to guide…